‘Tis the season for gifting and self-gifting. Our favorite Levain cookies have a limited-time holiday flavor—Dark Chocolate Peppermint—that we love so much, we’re packing extras in the freezer to last us at least until spring. Levain is known for its six-ounce jumbo cookie mounds—magnificent cookies that are crispy on the outside and gooey on the […]

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[1] Sables, French shortbread cookies, made with blue cheese (photos #1 and #2 © Jasper Hill Farm). [2] Bayley Hazen, one of America’s great blue cheeses (LINK REVIEW?). [3] Use real maple syrup, not “pancake syrup” (photo © Rent Mother Nature). [4] You can dip shortbread in chocolate, or enrobe the entire cookie (photo © […]

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[1] Decorate with mini cookies and you’ve got a two-in-one dessert—plus a pretty pie garnish (photos # 1, #2, #3 and #7 © Williams Sonoma). [2] These “punches” produce mini cookies from conventional pie or cookie dough. They are available seasonally at Williams Sonoma and elsewhere. [3] Here, the cutouts are used to decorate the […]

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[1] Stroopwafel cookies, made to top a cup of coffee but yummy with another beverage—or alone (all photos © 3 Bros Cookies). [2] There’s a selection of gift boxes, including a holiday gift box with chocolate-dipped, decorated cookies. [3] Prefer milk? It’s a delicious combination. [4] The holiday gift tin. [5] Try your hand at […]

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[1] The classic presentation: a stroopwafel atop a mug (all photos © Finger Licking Dutch). [2] They’re just as delicious “on the side.” [3] What’s this? It’s a stroopwafel garnished with caramel sauce and chocolate chips, waiting for a scoop of ice cream. [4] Make your “sundae” a simple one with a side of strawberries. […]

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